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Iron Railing

Iron Railing

Designed by Ruth Havey for the terminus of the vista, the iron rail is one of many ironwork ornaments featured in the North Vista. Its elaborate curls are reminiscent of the scroll motifs present throughout Dumbarton Oaks, and the Bliss family shield of a sheaf of wheat is featured prominently in its design.

Photograph of bench and railing by Tokovinine, North Vista
Photograph by Alexandre Tokovinine, 2009

 

Image: Ruth Havey, F.S.D. scroll panel for the wrought iron rail, North Vista at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., drawing shows curve developed on center line of rail, June 1951. Garden Archives, LA-GD-G-3-42B

 

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